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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Hubs has been out of town all weekend playing a big gig with his band in Indianapolis. (Not bad for a band that he *just* started in December!) Anyways, here's a clip from their show at the local bar down the street. (DH is the handsome drummer.)

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PUPPIES4ME 7/28/2014 7:14AM

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ANGELBELIEVER 7/27/2014 9:38PM

    That was great. Love to see other musicians play. Be proud of him! emoticon

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COOP9002 7/27/2014 4:12PM

    thanks for sharing.

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NELLIEC 7/27/2014 3:27PM

    Very nice! emoticon

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Took my Baby to the Fair!

Friday, July 25, 2014

DH is out of town for the weekend. (His band is playing some big gigs in Indianapolis.) I decided to surprise my baby (niece) with a trip to the county fair!

"Hey Maddie...guess where we're going?!"

Watching the BMX Bikers. Oh he loved that!

Baby horsey suckling!

Big winner!

On the teacups...ugh.... made me sick. I don't do spinny rides.

Train ride!

Feeding the goat!
Look at her arm. Hypermobility from EDS (Ehlers–Danlos syndrome). Part of the reason she fractured her humerus so badly last year. Yikes!

Anyway....I'm broke now, but we had a blast. Gosh I love that girl!

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NELLIEC 7/26/2014 3:43PM

    It looks like a fun day. I don't do well on spinny things either.

My second son has that same way that his arm can bend. It looks freaky when he flaps his lower arm up and down!

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PUPPIES4ME 7/26/2014 9:28AM

    emoticon sounds like a emoticon day had by all. emoticon

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Friday, July 25, 2014

This isn't by any means new or even new to me. But, it's been on my mind a lot lately.

(Of course, there are exceptions to this. If one of my friends is feeling down or having a rough time, I will send an anonymous card in the mail, just to lift their spirits. This, of course, I wouldn't want to be found out, but totally different scenario.)

Part of my thought process about this is FB privacy settings. Many companies now look at peoples' FB profiles prior to a hire.... A lot of people don't like this idea. I can see it both ways. What I do on my free time, is none of the business's business. But, my page is public. Why? Because I have nothing to hide. I don't spend time getting drunk at the bars, I dont do things that I would be ashamed for my company to know.

What about other things? Things you wouldn't want ANYONE to know?! Shouldn't that partially motivate decisions? First and foremost, the golden unto others as you would have done unto you. But if for some reason, this doesn't sway your decision.... how about if your mom, best friend, pastor, boss, etc. found out what you'd done or said. Would you be embarrassed? Ashamed? Fired?

This thought can be used in MANY scenarios. Is there a time when this idea shouldn't be relevant? What about if you were seeing a professional (in any field really) and they had *very* contradictory behavior or actions..... would knowing about that sway your decision to see them as a professional? or would you chalk it up to separation of work and social life?

Example.... a child care worker.....excellent with the kids in her professional care...but verbally abusive to her own children.


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NELLIEC 7/25/2014 4:25PM

    I figure even without these public social sites, anything we do will eventually become known. We can't live a lie forever.

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RAESUN54 7/25/2014 1:39PM

    I agree with what you say. It is no ones business what we do in our private lives, but in some respect our private life is not private. The government if needed knows about our lives.
I am a very private person but I don't have anything to hide. I live my life the same way I always have and do whatever I can to make other peoples lives easier. I will do anything for the people I care for. I am like you, I will send an annoynmous gift to someone just to brighten their day.
So, lets do the best we can. Live life as God wants us too and don't hurt anyone, and we should be OK.
Thanks for your thoughts.

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KIPSTER52 7/25/2014 1:35PM

    emoticon I feel don't post what you do not want the world to know. keep your private pictures and thoughts private. If you put it on facebook it is public.

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More Random Questions....Yup, Bored at work again.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Would you like to be famous? In what way?
~ No! I don't like people looking at me! Don't like a bunch of attention. I'm already self-conscious. I don't need the world scrutinizing me!

Before making a phone call, do you ever rehearse what you're going to say? Why?
~Sometimes.... only for "difficult" phone calls. Though I typically choose email or text over calling, because I write better than I speak.

What would constitute a perfect day for you?
~Church, camping, beach, husband.

When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else?
~I'm ALWAYS singing. So, today or yesterday.

If you were able to live to the age of 90 and retain either the mind or body of a 30-year old for the last 60 years of your life, which would you choose?
~Mind. no doubt. Seeing how my mom has no mind left, to choose otherwise would be just plain stupid.

Do you have a secret hunch about how you will die?
~I'm fairly certain it'll be cancer.

Name three things you and your partner appear to have in common.
~Our faith. Our sense of humor. Love of camping and hiking.

For what in your life do you feel most grateful?
~Christ. Close relationship with sisters. My wonderful husband....he's so good to me!

If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be?
~My dad was kind of a jerk.

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained one quality or ability, what would it be?
~More compassion

If a crystal ball could tell you the truth about yourself, your life, the future or anything else, what would you want to know?
~Um....nothing. I'll know things when it's my time to know things.

Is there something that you've dreamt of doing for a long time? Why haven't you done it?
~Another tattoo...just cost stopping me.

What is your most treasured memory?
~Hiking with my mom in the mountains.

What is your most terrible memory?
~basically the whole summer of 2011.


~The whole night of a wedding I went to with my ex.

If you knew that in one year you would die suddenly, would you change anything about the way you are now living? Why?
~No. I live my life full of love and Christ.

How close and warm is your family? Do you feel your childhood was happier than most other people's?
~My sisters and I are very close friends. My mom is no longer "with us." And my dad is a butt head, though I try my best to be there for him and help him whenever I can.
I had a pretty good childhood in comparison with other people I think. It could have been better, but it could have been much worse.

How do you feel about your relationship with your mother?
~Wish I still had my mother.... :'( I miss her terribly.

Share an embarrassing moment in your life.
~I feel like there's too many to pick from. I embarrass myself daily.

When did you last cry in front of another person? By yourself?
~By myself, yesterday. In front of someone, last Thursday.

What, if anything, is too serious to be joked about?
~Abortion. Just sick.

Your house, containing everything you own, catches fire. After saving your loved ones and pets, you have time to safely make a final dash to save any one item. What would it be? Why?
~Laptop. I have all my pics on it. And I LOVE my photos!

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SUNSET09 7/23/2014 3:54PM

  The things we think about however, this is so positive as my Mom would say, an idle mind is the devil's workshop! Wish I still had her here on this Earth however, I know she is in a better place. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WIFE48 7/23/2014 12:52PM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing.

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4ANEWME2DAY 7/23/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon for sharing your innermost thoughts. My mom died last year. No matter what your relationship is or was with your parents, when they die you miss them terribly. I could relate to a lot of your answers. The last question for me to answer is a hand painted picture that a relative painted for us of our house. Beautiful work that lady did. We wanted to have her paint a picture before she died but she didn't know that was the reason. emoticon emoticon

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Quite Bored...Survey!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Bored at work, found a survey....going to do (You can tell I'm bored, as this is my 3rd blog of the day, lol.)

1.) What brings you the greatest joy?
~ The greatest? Don't know if I can pick. Listening to my girls laugh and have fun. Feeling the love I have for my husband. Camping. Seeing my Mom smile. can one pick the absolute greatest joy?

2.) What brings you the greatest satisfaction?
~Well, I love when Emma reminds me that we need to pray before we eat. We are raising her right!

3.) What is the best gift you've ever received?
~ My husband's wedding vows

4.) What charities do you support?
~I give regularly to Milwaukee rescue mission and St Jude's. We give annually to Operation Christmas Child. We also donate "stuff" that they need at the local Humane Society. Animals are my weakness!

5.) What is your greatest indulgence?
~Um..... are books an indulgence? In that case....books. i buy a TON (mostly used though...) of non-fiction books! I love learning.

6.) What is on your to-do list?
~cleaning....since I couldn't on Thursday when I planned to...due to crazy amounts of pain from a medical treatment. Laundry...need to wash all the camping laundry!

7.) What is on your bucket list?
~Travel (LOTS of it!). Seminary.

8.) What is on your bookshelf?
~Too much to list. I have about 60 books in a pile waiting to be read.

9.) Who is on your guest list at your dream dinner party?
~Perhaps the guys from Impractical Jokers, lol. I don't have a strong need to meet "important" or famous people. So just my husband and close friends and family, really!

10.) Who makes you laugh?
~ Lots of people. Mostly, hubby. Him and I are *always* laughing together.

11.) What makes you cry?
~My mom. My sisters. Child abuse. Animal abuse. A lot of things really...I cry a

12.) What item in your closet do you wear the most?
~My $8 "everyday" boots. Love them. they go with everything. Super comfy.

13.) What is your beauty secret?
~I have none, lol. It's painfully obvious, too.

14.) What splurge is well worht it?
~I don't splurge on much... but, definitely a good tent and good hiking boots.

15.) What do you never leave the house without?

16.) What is your favorite food?
~Probably a great big salad. I *love* salads. Burger, pizza, I dunno...I just really like eating. Ooh! Gourmet cheese, too!

17.) What movie has the greatest ending?
~Um....I like "The Break Up" with Vince Vaughn and Jen Aniston...because they don't get back together. It's finally not a cliche rom-com! Although, there are probably a ton of movies with a good ending....
Although, many movies have AWFUL endings. Twelve Years a Slave and American History X just upset me to the core at how they end!

18.) What song instantly puts you in a good mood?
~ Right now.... "Excursion Around The Bay"...just so fun. Plus Emma likes to sing it and it's awesome how she does.

19.) How did you make your first dollar?
~Chores. But after babysitting steadily from age 12.... I''ve had a job my whole life. (Not a big fan of people being handed things without having to work for them.)

20.) What is the best advice you've ever been given?
~Follow your instinct. (I have a disturbingly strong intuition about people and things. The few times I have ignored my gut...I've been burned.)

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NELLIEC 7/21/2014 5:13PM

    Some more blessings. I would add to the greatest gift is Jesus dying on the cross for you! I know that is my greatest gift!

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JAMBABY0 7/21/2014 4:42PM

    thanks for sharing

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